Google releases first Android N developer preview ahead of Google I/O

1:28:00 PM Dick Wyn Yong 0 Comments

During Google I/O last year, Google made it clear that they are putting forwards a yearly update cycle for Android versions just like how Apple does it with iOS. Usually, Google doesn't reveal any information up front prior to Google I/O but this year they are shaking things up a little by starting off the game with a developer preview of Android N which is still unnamed. 

If you thought the brand new Galaxy S7 and LG G5 runs the latest version of Android, think again. While the current list of updated features on Android N is still pretty minimal, expect the bulk of the changes to be unveiled during Google I/O 2016 in May. But right now, Android N does include some well requested features like native split view multitasking (yes, it's finally here. If Apple can do it, so can Google) and improved battery optimization with an updated version of Doze. 

This first Developer Preview of Android N will work with the Nexus 6, Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, Nexus 9 and Pixel C. Expect the final version of Android N to be released to the public by the end of the Summer in time for the second wave of android flagships.